The Spring Lake Ranch is one of the most productive and scenic cattle ranches in the Nebraska Sandhills. It is an elite, unique and premiere ranch. The ranch is 17,795.44 deeded acres plus 1600 acres of State of Nebraska lease for a total of 19,395.44 +/- acres all in one contiguous block. Located 23 miles South of Gordon, NE, on state highway 27. The ranch has frontage for approximately four miles on both sides of highway 27.
Gordon has a populaton of approximately 1,800 and offers all servies including a hospital and an airport that can accomodate small jets.
The Nebraska Sandhills Region is renown internationally as one of the best cattle production areas in the USA. The Sandhills are approximately 19,300 square miles with about 95% being tall prairie grass rangeland. The region features high ridges of hills, lakes, wetland valleys, and spring-fed rivers and streams. Nebraska has more year-around streams and rivers than any other state. The Sandhills are blessed with amazing water resources in the form of the Ogallala Aquifer. The saturated depth of the aquifer in the area of the ranch is 600-800 feet!
The Spring Lake Ranch displays the amazing water resources of the Nebraska Sandhills with seven lakes, numberous ponds, wet & subirrigated hay meadows, springs, and flowing wells with stock tanks.
The Spring Lake Ranch is unique in that it has all the attributes of the ideal Sandhill"s cattle ranch: wet & subirrigate hay meadows; seven lakes plus numerous ponds & wetlands; flowing wells, pine & cedar tree shelter belts plus hardwood tree groves; exceptional improvements & cattle handling facilities, and most importantly, pride of ownership in every detail. The ranch is extensively cross fenced with ample water supply for rotational grazing. Ownership rates the ranch at 900-1.000 cows on a year around basis dependent upon climatic conditions. The present cattle operation is a May 1 calving date with cows wintered on rangeland and meadow aftermath with protein supplement. The hay meadows produce an abundance of grass hay that is available to feed as needed.
Three homes, bunkhouse, hunting cabin, barns, shops, machinery storage, etc. Steel working corrals with hydraulic Silencer working chute with Tru-Test Scale plus State of Nebraska certified scale. Roping arena. High speed internet is available at all the homes.
The ranch has unlimited recreational potential with the scenic lakes and abundant wildlife including: trophy mule deer; a growing population of whitetail deer; occasional antelope; wild turkey; grouse; small population of pheasant; nesting waterfowl include Canada geese, multiple species of ducks, & trumpeter swans; migrating pelicans; and diversity of song birds. Additional ranch income is available with a hunting lease with local outfitter. The ranch has hosted several television hunting shows.
2020 REAL ESTATE TAXES: $100,983 ($5.67 per deeded acre)
OFFERING PRICE: $16.900.000 ($950 per deeded acre)
Note: Co-listing agent, Donald Hlava, is a member of the selling family.